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BGCTM Hosts Community for Free Thanksgiving Dinner

12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner continues Wednesday, Nov. 25, 4-7 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Facility

Community ThanksgivingThe Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its 12th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Club’s Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. All members of the community are invited to enjoy the feast and festivities this Thanksgiving Eve including free flu shots to those who qualify, administered by the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

“Thanksgiving is a special time at the Boys & Girls Club as we get the opportunity to feed many of our Club families and friends in the community who otherwise might not get the traditional meal,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “This marks our 12th year of providing this free meal and this tradition is very important to the Club and our vendors that support this event.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows anticipates serving nearly 1,500 members of the community Nov. 25, bringing the total number of people served in the event’s history to more than 12,000. During the event, the community is invited to enjoy a menu of roasted turkey, seasoned dressing with all of the other fixings and dessert. The event also features a blood drive by United Blood Services, free family photos and a special letter-writing station for those who are away from loved ones this holiday season.

The 12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is sponsored by US Foods, Franco Baking Company and Western Nevada Supply.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows or any of its holiday-related programs, including Holiday Help Adopt-a-Family program or other donation opportunities please call 775-331-KIDS (5437).
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Bring the family out for Day for Kids

Day for Kids Join us for Day for Kids, presented by Cashman Equipment. The Reno/Sparks event is Sat., Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foster Field at Reno High School (located across from our Pennington Facility on Foster Drive in Reno). The Fernley Day for Kids event is Sat., Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fernley Intermediate School (320 US Highway 95A South, Fernley). Both events feature free barbecue lunch, free T-shirts, free Boys & Girls Club memberships, games, arts & crafts, face painting and informational vendor booths for both parents and kids.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or a vendor booth? Please contact Allyson Bolton, (775) 360-2448 or email. For more event information click here or call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).

BGCTM and Local Olympic-Related Organizations Celebrate Olympic Day with Games for Area Clubs

Event one of 700+ nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games with guest appearances by Olympians and Paralympian   

Olympic DayThe spirit of the Olympic Movement rolls into Reno, as the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition host a full-day of Olympic style games for more than 800 Boys & Girls Club members in celebration of Olympic Day. The Olympic Day event is Friday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Foster Field at Reno High School with the closing ceremony across the street at the Club’s William N. Pennington Facility (1300 Foster Drive, Reno).

Event participants from the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and City of Sparks Summer program will compete in more than 15 different games and activities such as: high jump, long jump, pole vault, curling, turbo javelin, biathlon, track, golf, judo, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, volleyball and soccer. The participants will partake in an ‘Athletes Parade’ to kick-off the event and receive medals during a closing ceremony to end the day.

“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in northern Nevada,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “We are proud to partner with many great local organizations to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.”

The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition (RTWGC), dedicated to promoting the Olympic Movement throughout the region, has hosted an Olympic Day Sports Festival for each of the past five years and sees the partnership for this year’s event as the next step in the evolution to reach more of the area’s youth.

“We believe the best singular way to reach as many kids as possible is through this partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout northern Nevada,” said Jon Killoran, Chief Executive Officer, RTWGC. “It is an excellent way to pass on this area’s rich Olympic heritage to the next generation.”

The newly formed Nevada Chapter of the United States Olympian and Paralympian Association has made their Olympic Day participation a top priority and will have several members on hand to share their experiences with the kids.

“This is a great opportunity to promote the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence in a really fun way,” said Dean Willeford, Nevada Chapter President. “These kids are going to have a great time!”

Willeford, a 1968 member of the U.S. Olympic Men’s water polo team is just one of the elite athletes who will meet and greet the kids this Friday. Phoebe Mills, a member of the 1988 Bronze Medalist Women’s Balance Beam Team and four-time Olympic skier Daron Rahlves (1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010) will join 2010 Paralympic skier Ricci Kilgore to provide tips and share stories.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows event is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide this summer. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

For more information about Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Olympic Day celebration, please contact Kelli Beaulieu, Athletic Director at (775) 360-2414 or For more information about the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition please contact Jon Killoran, CEO at (775) 622-3345 or For more information about the Nevada Chapter of the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association please contact Dean Willeford at (775) 827-1775.



Club Members join nationwide effort to stay active and reach 10 million kids and counting

Club to host a tour stop for the Triple Play Mobile Tour, which is getting youth active across the country this summer

Triple Play Emblem (CO.CT.IN.KY.ME.MO.NV.NH.OH.VA.WI)Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will host a tour stop for the Triple Play Mobile Tour, which is getting youth active across the country this summer. The tour will stop at the Neil Road site (3905 Neil Road, Reno), Thursday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m., to engage hundreds of kids in activities that will get them active and moving – all while working towards the goal of logging getting more than 10 million connections with kids.

Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Amerigroup Foundation/Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the mobile tour is part of the national program Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s signature health and wellness program. With more than 3 out of 10 young people considered obese or overweight, early education and active programming for youth is even more critical for a healthier tomorrow. Since its inception in 2005, Triple Play has made more than 9.2 million connections with kids and continues to grow with more programming for kids and Clubs each year. The tour is working towards this goal of 10 million connects by August 9.

The Triple Play program motivates kids to be healthy by providing nutrition and health education and more access to healthy foods, and encouraging avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness. Through Triple Play, Clubs will build the next generation of leaders.

For more information about the Triple Play Mobile Tour visit For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call 775-331-KIDS (5437).